Crocheting is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at: Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Crocheting.

What you can do in this project: learn to select and purchase yarn, thread and equipment; explore crocheting and finishing techniques; understand care instructions for crocheted items.
Grades: 3-12


Want to learn more about Crocheting? Try the links below.

Crocheting Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including crocheting. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

Activity Plans

Learning by doing . . . that’s been the 4-H way for 100 years! Dive into these fun Exploring Your Environment activities. Select a file for a complete lesson plan.

  • PDF Icon Yarn – The Essential Element of Knitting (7 pages, 250KB) If you wanted to beginning to knit or crochet would you know what kind of yarn to use? This activity will show you through hands-on activities how to choose the different types of yarn available for you to use in different ways and projects.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Crocheting Project. Just follow these links! crochet
This web site gives you basic knowledge to get started crocheting as well as information on various stitch techniques. You can also find free patterns for a range of skill levels.

Coats & Clark
Site for crocheters looking for new ideas in color and texture, from furs to stripes.

Craft Yarn Council of America
Site for your crocheting technique questions. Also has lots of information on yarn, tools, books, magazines, and accessories sold in the U.S., as well as free project ideas.

Crochet Guild of America
The Guild is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of crochet. Site provides education and networking opportunities.


Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Crocheting Project, contact the following:

Cooperative Extension Media Collection
This lending library features several clothing and sewing resources for volunteers that can be rented for training. One of the resources is called Crochet Made Easy, a self-paced CD program that covers basic, taller and special stitches, reading patterns, gauge, increasing and decreasing, working in rounds, changing colors, adding new yarn, yarn control supplies and more. This CD includes 20 patterns, ranging from beginner to intermediate levels.

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.